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A night out at Mina Brasserie

I’m no food expert. Let’s make that perfectly clear. I like to eat, but I’m not a connoisseur. If anything, I’m slightly picky, which tends to keep me from the really exotic foods on offer here in Dubai. I’m…

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Quick 8 Café and Restaurant Reviews

As I haven’t had much time to write lately, I’ve got a bit of a backlog of food and dining reviews to get through! Below are some quick thoughts on the places I have visited lately, most of which…

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Tong Thai at the JW Marriott Marquis

When we first moved to Dubai, someone in our building pointed out the JW Marriott Marquis to us. They said that the hotel was so nice, they had been for a staycation there. Down the road. A five minute…

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Tasty Noods

It’s not quite what you think. I love Japanese food. It is my favourite type of cuisine. I have very, very simple tastes. While I’ve found a few lovely Japanese restaurants here in Dubai (Motomachi springs to mind), it…

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Suzette of Freshly Foraged

For a little while now, I’ve meant to write about some of the interesting people I know – people all over the world doing some pretty exciting things. I’ve decided to start with Suzette of Freshly Foraged. She isn’t…

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Reform Social and Grill

Sometimes in Dubai, you just want to see a little bit of greenery. No, I don’t mean those sad little patches of grass that have sprung up next to lots of the metro stations. I mean some real grass,…

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Gourmet by Kcal

Gourmet by Kcal is one of those hidden Dubai treasures. It’s tucked away down the side of the lobby of the Le Meridian Mina Seyahi, and it’s the sort of place you would wander right past, if you didn’t…

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Common Grounds

I can’t believe I haven’t written a post on Common Grounds yet. Situated in the Mall of the Emirates, Common Grounds was the first cafe we visited the day we arrived in Dubai. It has delivered us tasty comfort…

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Five days in St Petersburg

I had forgotten how beautiful St Petersburg is. I last visited in 2012, when mum and I went on a cruise around Scandinavia and the Baltic. We spent two days in St Petersburg, but it was really just one…

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Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer should be nothing special. It is just another chain of cafés, one of many in a city full of eateries. There is even one in New Zealand, although I have admittedly never visited it. But what…

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Marimekko Café

Yesterday, I just really wanted to get out of the house. Despite it being 46 degrees outside, sometimes, it’s good to do something. Those of you experiencing the Dubai summer will understand. Our choice of activities is rather limited…

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A day in Hiroshima

Actually, not even a day. We spent about eight hours in Hiroshima, but it was a worthwhile visit.  Most people have a particular vision of Hiroshima in their head. That vision is undoubtedly based on the horrific destruction that…

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Dairy-free Dubai

Note – not all the items on this list are strictly dairy free – some of them are low in lactose, or lactose free. Always be sure to check the ingredients before consuming. I just really needed a snappy…

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Three days in Mauritius

Mauritius is beautiful. A year ago, if you’d asked me what I knew about Mauritius, I would have said the truth… very little. I knew it was in the middle of an ocean. Using a process of elimination, I…

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One Life Kitchen and Café

I’ve already written about the Dubai Design District, the home of Craft Café and a new Japanese restaurant, Yui. My first visit to D3 was to visit One Life Kitchen and Café – and I wasn’t disappointed. One Life…

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Craft Cafe

One of the best things about moving to a new country (or city) is the opportunity to try lots of new things. Back in Wellington, the best we could have hoped for was a new cafe or restaurant opening,…